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Active Music-Making:

The Kodály Approach

International Summer Course

1st-5th July 2019

DCU St. Patrick's Campus

In association with the School of Arts Education and Movement, DCU, the Kodály Society of Ireland is delighted to announce details of the 2019 International Summer School - Active Music Making: The Kodály Approach.

Led by renowned Hungarian and Irish tutors, the emphasis is on active, experience-based learning. In line with Kodály's teachings, singing is at the heart of the course. Class levels are graded and therefore all levels of musical experience (from basic to advanced) are welcome.

This intensive professional development course is suitable for:
- Primary teachers (*EPV approved)
- Post-primary music teachers
- Early years teachers
- Higher education music lecturers
- Vocal and instrumental teachers
- Musicianship teachers
- Conductors
- Singers and instrumental performers
- Music students
- Choral singers

Course Content:
- Graded Musicianship (Solfège)
- Conducting (Basic to advanced)
- Music pedagogy workshops
- Choral singing
- Chamber music
- Voice lessons (optional)

On a personal musical level, all participants will get the opportunity to develop their musicianship skills, musical knowledge and understanding. Through singing and active learning, participants will experience improvements in aural awareness, sight-singing, analytical understanding and general musical knowledge, choral singing, ensemble playing and performance skills.

Those involved in music education will be facilitated in deepening their knowledge and understanding of Kodály-inspried pedagogy, learn about new developments, methods and teaching ideas and gain a wealth of resources suitable for all levels and teaching contexts.

Teaching Faculty

Lilla Gábor

Borbála Szirányi

Dr. Bernie Sherlock

Dr. Orla Flanagan

Dr. Róisín Blunnie

Dr. John O' Flynn

Dr. Ciarán Crilly

Dr. Aisling Kenny

Dr. Regina Murphy

Fearghal Ó Conchubhair

Helen Blackmore


Sample Timetables:

See below for timetables from previous KSI summer courses:





Course Tuition Fees:
Earlybird: €255 (Members) | €275 (Non-members)
[Until Friday, 12 April 2019]

Regular: €305 (Members) | €325 (Non-members)
[Until Monday, 10 June 2019]

Late: €350 (Members) | €370 (Non-members)
[Until Monday, 01 July 2019]

Student Rates:
Earlybird: €190 (Members) | €210 (Non-members)
[Until Friday, 12 April 2019]

Regular: €250 (Members) | €270 (Non-members)
[Until Monday, 10 J
une 2019]

Late: €295 (Members) | €315 (Non-members)
[Until Monday, 01 July 2019]

Fees cover the cost of tuition, including Chamber Music coaching. Morning tea/coffee is also included. Lunch, accommodation and extra costs (e.g. singing lessons) are not included.

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